In this Garden he reads the Diary of the World

Stefan Rinck

In this Garden he reads the Diary of the World

30.01.21 → 20.03.21

"In this Garden he reads the Diary of the World"


As I am sculpting almost every day I am comparing my practice to writing a diary. The outtakes of this diary are totems and monuments which are reflecting the history of the world. From late Perm Era 250 millions ago to Egypt, Aztec, Greek, Classic Modern to Postwar Comics the reminiscences are jumping back and forward the timeline. It's like a permanent skipping and moving backwards towards the archaic again. In the exhibition the garden will be a place for activities like reading. The visitors will be able to sit on one of the benches, which will be late perm era animals and read catalogues or Marcel Proust or whatever. There will be a spirit of flintstones mixed with hieroglyphs. A mysterious garden from another planet, another world.


— Stefan Rinck


Stefan Rinck is a German sculptor who was born in 1973 in Homburg/Saar. He studied Art History and Philosophy at the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken and Sculpture at the Academy of Arts in Karlsruhe. Stefan Rinck has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including de Hallen (Haarlem), Sorry We`re Closed (Brussels), Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles), Semiose (Paris), Gallery, Galeria Alegria (Madrid), Vilma Gold (London), Rüdiger Schöttle (Munich), The Breeder (Athens), Klara Wallner Gallery (Berlin) and Cruise&Callas (Berlin). He participated  at Biennale Gherdëina 7 at Ortisei (IT) and at the Busan Biennale in South Corea and at the Vent des Fôret and La Forêt d'Art Contemporain in France where he realized permanent public sculptures. In 2018, the work The Mongooses of Beauvais was permanently installed in the city of Paris at 53-57 rue de Grenelle (Beaupassage). Stefan Rinck works are included in some public collections: CBK Rotterdam (NL), Musée de la Loterie Belge (BE), Sammlung Krohne (DE), FRAC Corse (FR).

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